Write a Short on Public Prosecutor

By BYJU'S Exam Prep

Updated on: November 9th, 2023

A Public Prosecutor is a state representative who is a law officer chosen by the state or central government to represent the interests of the public. He is a state representative who is elected after consultation with the High Court as a member of the criminal justice system. The state or central government can also appoint additional prosecutors on a case-to-case basis.

Who is a Public Prosecutor?

A ‘Public Prosecutor’ is appointed under Section 24 of CrPC. A Public Prosecutor participates in the process of investigation and during the trial.

He or she acts as an agent of the state vested with the responsibility of representing the interests of the common people. Public prosecutors are appointed in almost all countries because it is the duty of the state to prosecute the accused.

The appointment of a Public Prosecutor is based on the basic principle of the rule of law, which is auld ultrum partem which means that no person shall be condemned unheard.

Role of a Public Prosecutor

Every accused person has the right to be heard and to prevent the conversion of wrongful charges into unfair punishment. This is the reason Public prosecutors are appointed.

The role of a Public Prosecutor includes the following duties:

  • To conduct the prosecution on the State’s behalf
  • To appear in court and obtain the required warrants
  • To enable a speedy trial
  • To ensure justice is met

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